Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound A new local poll reveals another riding that is surprisingly competitive: Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, which includes the city of Owen Sound and towns such as Port Elgin, Southampton, Walkerton, Wiarton, Lucknow, Hanover, and Meaford. The riding has been reliably Conservative since 2004, sending Larry Miller to Ottawa with ever increasing margins. The ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound A new local poll reveals another riding that is surprisingly competitive: Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, which includes the city of Owen Sound and towns such as Port Elgin, Southampton, Walkerton, Wiarton, Lucknow, Hanover, and Meaford. The riding has been reliably Conservative since 2004, sending Larry Miller to Ottawa with ever increasing margins. The ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton The riding of Kanata-Carleton in Ottawa is a new riding formed out of pieces of the old riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, which has been a fairly safe Conservative.  Despite this, it is shaping up to be a close race. (See a news story about this here). In the last election, Gordon ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton: vote Liberal

Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton The riding of Kanata-Carleton in Ottawa is a new riding formed out of pieces of the old riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, which has been a fairly safe Conservative.  Despite this, it is shaping up to be a close race. (See a news story about this here). In the last election, Gordon ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in North Okanagan—Shuswap: vote NDP

Strategic voting inNorth Okanagan—Shuswap Some might be surprised that North Okanagan—Shuswap is included among ridings where strategic voting could make a difference.  After all, in the last election the Conservatives were elected with an easy 55%, compared to 27% for the NDP, 7% for the Liberals, and 11% for the Greens. Several important factors contribute ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cowichan—Malahat—Langford: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Cowichan-Malahat-Langford Another new riding in BC is Cowichan—Malahat—Langford, which includes parts of the old ridings of Nanaimo—Cowichan and Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, both of which elected NDP MPs in the last election.  If the votes of the last election were cast in the current boundaries, the result would have been very close: Con ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Brantford-Brant: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Brantford-Brant Brantford—Brant is another Ontario riding where strategic voting could be important.  It is interesting because it was for a long time the riding of NDP stalwart Derek Blackburn, then of Liberal cabinet minister Jane Stewart, and has been Conservative since 2008. In 2011 the election results were fairly solidly Conservative (49%), ...

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Essex: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Essex The riding of Essex in southwest Ontario has had a Conservative MP, Jeff Watson, since 2004. In the last election, the results were CPC (48%), NDP  (35%), Lib.  (14%), Green  (2%). An Environics poll taken Oct. 2-5, however, suggests that the Conservatives could be vulnerable in Essex if strategic voters rally behind the NDP ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Solution To The Problem Of Vote-Splitting?

Going into this election, probably the biggest fear among progressives is the spectre of vote-splitting. If we follow our hearts, we may wind up ceding another victory to the much-despised Harper regime, well-past its expiry date in the minds of the majority of Canadians. After all, only 39% of Canadians supporting Harper in the last ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Greens Could Deliver The Upcoming Election To Steve!

Richard Hughes-Your Humble Blogger The conundrum of electing our governments based on a ‘First Past the Post’ system has never been as clear as it is today with an October Federal Election just around Read more…

Montreal Simon: The Dangerous Summer Journey of Canadian Progressives

Summer is finally here, and I couldn't be happier. Not just because I live for this season when everything comes alive.But also because I know that when this one dies, in the land where summers are so short, so will Stephen Harper's deathly Con regime.But what I also know, and all progressives need to understand, is that ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Canada. Their big problem comes down to one stat: only 7% of Canadians think they will win ...

Progressive Proselytizing: The NDP’s 7% problem

The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Canada. Their big problem comes down to one stat: only 7% of Canadians think they will win ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Joyce Murray: Electoral cooperation in Labrador by-election guarantees progressive win and Harper fail

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leadership hopeful and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, Joyce Murray, is absolutely certain that opposition electoral cooperation in the Labrador by-election “will ensure progressive win and Harper fail”. That it would demonstrate how electoral cooperation works to arrest the perennial anti-democratic trend […] The post Joyce Murray: ...